Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wildfires raging in Oklahoma

Wildfires that began Thursday and Friday continue to rage across central and western Oklahoma, as temperatures have exceeded 100 degrees for 19 consecutive days. It reminds me of my experience in the late 1990s as I attempted to drive to Oklahoma City from Ponca City in northern Oklahoma. I had to detour nearly to Tulsa to avoid a wall of flame that stretched for many miles across the central part of the state. High temperatures and drought conditions have created ideal conditions for these fires.

Several pictures, news stories and videos are posted below. We've heard nothing from Elliot's mission office but will post again if we do. Based on the news reports we have seen, the area where Elliot is currently assigned does not appear to have been affected.

Dozens of homes destroyed in Oklahoma wildfires

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Fires destroy houses across the state Friday

Oklahoma wildfires: Homes burned, residents evacuate as more than a dozen fires burn in Oklahoma

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! It's sounding bad there!! My heart goes out to those that lost their homes. Thanks for the story. You have an awesome blog!